During the 3rd Industrial Revolution digital automation systems such as programmable logic controllers, distributed control systems, supervisory control and data acquisition and robots were implemented. The 4th Industrial Revolution of Cyber Physical Systems and Self-Organising Factories requires virtual manufacturing before any physical product is produced.
ATS’s knowledge focus on the needs of the current industrial revolution and the transition to the 4th Industrial Revolution aka Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing. The level of complexity in software, integration and operations management will increase by a factor of 2 or more. Knowledge and understanding of the changes required to meet the challenge of the 4th Industrial Revolution are considered by experts to be critical to manufacturers.
The internet of things with machine to machine communication and the individualisation of mass production will change how everything is made. ATS, delivering the 4th Industrial Revolution through the power of knowledge.
There are a multitude of definitions as to the meaning of Industry 4.0. Whichever definition you use it's true to say that, together with Smart Manufacturing, these initiatives are a competitive step forward in manufacturing and enterprise processes. >>>
The core driver of Industry 4.0 is the increasing digitalization which is pushing its way into manufacturing at ever-greater speeds. The significance of this trend for the world economy is undeniable. >>>